Easter - Cooking incompetently

Emily • Currently pregnant with second baby.
This is my son's third Easter and the first one he really participated in. I want to start traditions of our own so I decided to roast a chicken. I didn't want to cook a whole ham since there  are only three of us. Anyway. What should have taken only 40 minutes has taken nearly 2 hours now and my son ended up having left over noodles and going to bed way past his bedtime. This happens EVERY time I try to cook a family style meal. Hopefully it will be moist and edible in an hour or so. Ha!